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Ford’s ’emoji mood jacket’ keeps cyclists safe

Ford's emoji mood jacket to keep cyclists safe

A electronic jacket that allows cyclists to communicate their emotions to drivers via large emoji icons has been unveiled by car giant Ford. The emojis are displayed on an LED panel on the back of the jacket allowing users to convey whether they’re happy, neutral or worried. Indicators, and a …

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It’s Tyre Safety Month – have you checked yours?

defective tyre

UK road safety charity TyreSafe is encouraging drivers to get into the routine of checking their tyres regularly as part of its annual Tyre Safety Month campaign. Running throughout October, the event aims to address the issue of more than half of Britain’s motorists driving on poorly maintained or defective …

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Driving in the wet – essential safety advice

Motorway in rain

With heavy storms lashing the UK, IAM RoadSmart’s Richard Gladman has put together some crucial advice to help you drive safely in the rain. Heavy rain: Heavy rain will affect your visibility, so take it slow. Rule 126 of the Highway Code states that the braking distance between yourself and …

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Bus stop stunt kicks off Dacia Buy Online

Dacia Buy Online launches with bus stop stunt

The UK’s best value car brand has launched its new Dacia Buy Online platform with a stunt in the middle of nowhere. To mark the fact you can now buy a car literally anywhere, Dacia created a ‘pop up dealership’ inside a bus stop on the A64 between Pickering and …

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Rise of the dashcam drivers

Halo dashcam from the Road Angel Group

One in five motorists are now relying on dashcam technology to protect themselves and to monitor other road users, it has emerged. A survey conducted by webuyanycar.com found that more than 60% cent have recorded a road traffic accident, dangerous driving, a car related crime or anti-social behaviour from pedestrians. …

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Nodding off at the wheel – the truth revealed

One in six drivers has fallen asleep at the wheel, according to a new survey by vehicle CCTV firm SmartWitness. A further 42% of motorists admitted driving while they felt drowsy and were in danger of nodding off, with only half (48%) heeding Government warnings to stop and take a …

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‘Donut Ignore the Signs’ warns Goodyear

Goodyear donut campaign

Goodyear has launched a new campaign to help motorists spots the signs and symptoms of unhealthy tyres – with a little help from donuts. It’s hoped the ‘Donut Ignore the Signs’ initiative will encourage drivers to commit to the habit of checking their tyres once a month. Poor tyre maintenance …

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Parents putting their own kids’ lives at risk

Keeping children safe in the car

Many mums and dads are cutting corners on safety when driving with their kids, according to a new study. The research of 2,000 parents found 34 per cent have allowed their children to travel WITHOUT a suitable child restraint. And around 37 per cent have driven with someone else’s child as …

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Volvo XC40 review

Volvo XC40

We get behind the wheel of the Volvo XC40 – the 2018 European Car of the Year. Does it live up to the hype? What is it? The XC40 is the newest and smallest member of Volvo’s SUV family, slotting in below the XC60 and XC90. Priced from £27,905 – …

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UK’s safest used first car is revealed

Skoda Citigo

The Skoda Citigo has pipped the Volkswagen Up! to be crowned the safest used first car for young drivers by Co-op Insurance. Based on a formula ranking devised by the Co-op and vehicle safety experts Thatcham Research, cars had to be in the supermini category, have a five-star Euro NCAP …

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